New to Photoshop Actions? Start here!

New to Photoshop Actions? Start here! This post will help you get started with them.

If you’re brand new to Photoshop Actions, you’ve come to the right place! This post is designed to teach you everything you need to know to get started using them.

Personally, I love that with Photoshop Actions, I can create really intricate edits with just a few clicks.

Ready to learn? Let’s dive in.

What are Photoshop Actions?


A Photoshop Action is a recorded set of editing steps that you “play” in Photoshop. Once you hit play, Photoshop quickly runs the recorded editing steps and adds the effect to your image. Each Photoshop Action can create an entirely different look or effect and you can even add more than one Action to your image. Actions are great at helping to speed up your workflow because you can achieve an in-depth edit with just the simple push of a button!

New to Photoshop Actions? Start here! This post will tell you everything you need to know to get started.

How do you install and use Photoshop Actions?


For step-by-step written instructions on installing Photoshop Actions, click here .

If you’re a visual learner, you can watch me install Photoshop Actions in the video tutorial below!

Elements users: Click here for a video tutorial on installing Actions in PSE 10 & below!

To continue learning, feel free to check out any of the other Photoshop Action Tutorials on the site.

Where can I buy Photoshop Actions?


There are several Photoshop Action Collections available for purchase in my shop!

You can browse a few below, or view them all here.

  • Instantly add gorgeous bursts of light to your photos that you can resize or move around with ease with the Light Travels Photoshop Actions!

    MB Light Travels Collection

    Add to cart
  • MB One Fell Swoop – Photoshop Actions

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  • MB Beautiful Basics Actions Collection

    Add to cart
  • Add gorgeous Autumn color to your photos using the Thoughts of Autumn Photoshop Actions!

    MB Thoughts of Autumn Actions Collection

    Add to cart
  • Enhance the beauty of your images with the Transcendent Photoshop Actions for Photographers

    Transcendent – The Complete MB Workflow Actions Collection

    Add to cart

Want to try before you buy?


If you’d like to practice using Photoshop Actions on your images,

click the button below to download a free sample you can start using right away.


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